Modern Brazil design is sometimes over shadowed by the dominance of mid-century American, Italian and Scandinavian linages according to to this exhibition. I can see why this is as only once in a while you come across Brazilian design while looking through the mix of mid century design. I personally love the design that came out of Brazil, it has it’s own “flavor”. The New York gallery’s Modern Brazil expo showcases the depth and breadth of its Brazilian collection: furniture, textiles and ephemera by Lina Bo Bardi, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Roberto Burle Marx, Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalsupin and Jose Zanine. I believe that the exhibition is over but these images still offer a great education.

Modern Brazil
Photo_By_Joe_Kram, courtesy of R & Company

Upholstered lounge chair in grey with a sculptural iron frame. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.

Credenza with four drawers in jacaranda. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.

Photo_By_Joe_Kram, courtesy of R & Company

Set of four Julia chairs with solid hardwood frame and cane seat and back. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1980.

Photo by Joe Kram, courtesy of R & Company

Desk in jacaranda. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950s.

Curved credenza in pau marfim (ivory wood). Early design by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1940s.